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Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)

No.1 Wenjin Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100000, China
010-64040610
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As featured in 3 days in Beijing
Ranked #9 of 1,242 attractions in Beijing
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Type: Parks, Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Kubla Khan in 1260 took up residence in this palace, which today is a 168-acre park filled with historic buildings, restaurants and a lake.
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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed walking around the lake, watching locals participate in family outing, older folks dancing under shelters, boats quietly paddlxing. LOVED the serenity. Spent about 2 hours.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beihai park was like a fairyland. The lake was covered in pink lotus! A stroll around in the early a.m. gives you a peak at the seniors who sing and practice Thai Chi.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Good place too chill out and let the kids enjoy the pedal boat while you are relaxing and enjoying the view.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was a very beautiful part of this hustling city, it was not over crowded and a delight to walk about. I spent hours here, soaking up the sun, people watching, and enjoying what a typical Chinese Family or Couple would do. Allow plenty of time and enjoy.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Beihai Park is a nice, more quiet than other attractions in Beijing. There are a lot of trails leading up to the temple and a nice lake down the bottom.

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

What a fun way to spend a Saturday - relaxing in the park like the Chinese families that were enjoying their weekend! We rented a lotus boat and puttered around the lake, we explored around all the paths, joined in some ballroom and disco dancing, and ate lots of ice-cream to cool down (it was hot). But what a fun... More

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Midwest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Relaxing, hutong tours nearby (can get just outside the Beihai North subway station). Nice restaurants in the old Hutong.

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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A great place to relax and have a stroll in the evening. Join the Chinese and walk around the beautiful lake.

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Murnau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was the Beijing I'd hoped to enjoy. Not at all overcrowded, wonderful to get a glimpse into everyday life of the people who live here. Enjoyed watching people dancing, excercising, doing tai-chi and even dancing with swords. Fantastic to get a spot of peace and quiet in this sometimes overwhelming city

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a lovely respite in the middle of an urban behemoth. If you are here when the lotus flowers are in bloom then it is definitely worth a visit. The paddle and motorized boats are very touristy, but hey, there are worse ways to spend an hour or so. Be sure to allow a few hours to explore what... More

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